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Sante Uberto Barbieri was a Bishop of The Methodist Church, elected in 1949. A native of Italy, he was elected Bishop by the Latin American Central Conference of the Church. He was assigned the work of the Church in Argentina, Bolivia and Uruguay.

Barbieri held Bachelor's, Master's and Divinity degrees from Southern Methodist University. He also held a Master's degree from Emory University. Prior to his election to the Episcopacy, Rev. Barbieri served in Brazil and Argentina. In 1954 Bishop Barbieri also was one of six Presidents elected to seven-year terms in the World Council of Churches.

In 1924 he married Odette de Oliveira (who died in 1983). They had four children. Bishop Barbieri lived in Buenos Aires in retirement. He died there Wednesday, 13 February 1991. He was 90 years old.


  • Obituary in The New York Times [1]
  • The Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church[2]
  • InfoServ, the official information service of The United Methodist Church. [3]

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